Yesterday The Daily Signal posted an article about the impact of President Trump’s economic policies on average Americans.
The article highlights the story of Tom Condon, a factory worker for 28 years, employed by Jamison Doors.
The article reports:
Before the election of President Donald Trump, John T. Williams, chairman and chief executive officer of Jamison Doors, said the policies of the federal government “had not been kind to us.”
“The economy has not been good to us and we’ve had a pretty rocky road,” he told The Daily Signal.
But since Trump became president, “the business climate changed in a significantly positive way.”
“Now not all of it could be attributed to the election,” Williams explained, “but the general attitude seemed to change because of the prospect of fewer regulations in tax reform and a generally positive attitude toward businesses and building the economy.”
Condon, and two other factory workers The Daily Signal spoke with, agreed.
“We got a good bonus this year,” said Condon. “We appreciate that. And the way the company talks, in the future we can look forward to those pretty regularly.”
Economic policies matter.
The article explains the impact of the tax cuts:
Because of tax reform passed by Congress and signed by Trump just before Christmas, the company is expanding, investing in new equipment and making plans to open a new factory.
Workers are personally benefiting, too. Condon, along with the rest of the company’s estimated 150 full-time employees in the United States, already has received two bonuses related to tax reform this year.
“Passage of the tax reform was important because it provided more money that could be used to grow our business and improve our business,” Williams said. To share in the benefits of that, Williams gave two special bonuses to everybody who’s on the payroll, each time equal to a week’s worth of salary.
In January, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi described those benefits as “crumbs.”
“The bonus that corporate America received versus the crumbs that they are giving workers to kind of put the schmooze on is so pathetic,” she said.
But for workers like Condon, those bonuses are meaningful. Married for 44 years, Condon has a son and a daughter to care for, both with cerebral palsy. Twice a year, the family goes on vacation to Deep Creek Lake in western Maryland. This year, thanks to the bonuses Condon received, he’s able to rent a bigger, nicer house, and able to extend the vacation by a few days.
The American people will decide in November whether or not they want to keep this economic growth going.